The New International Encyclopædia/Blumenthal, Jacob von

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BLUMENTHAL, blōō'men-täl, Jacob von (1829—). A German pianist and composer, born in Hamburg. He studied under Grund, Bocklet, Sechter, Halévy, and Herz, and in 1849 went to London. There he was appointed pianist to Queen Victoria, taught music, and composed many brilliant pieces for the pianoforte and popular songs, of which “My Queen,” “The Bend in the River,” “The Broken Flower,” and “The Venetian Boat-Song” are the best known.